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Agenda

9:00 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Steve Bullock
Steve Bullock
Chair
Sutton Housing Partnership
Invited
9:05 am
Housing as the ‘First Social Service’: Key Housing Policy Updates & Future Direction
  • Updates since the roll out of the Social Housing Green Paper
  • Understanding the housing department’s policy sponsorship relationship with Homes England and the new role of the regulator
  • Ensuring homes are safe and decent through enhanced asset maintenance and repairs
  • Addressing the stigma that residents in social housing face
  • Boosting the supply of social housing and supporting home ownership
  • Removing the HRA borrowing cap
Jeremy Pocklington
Jeremy Pocklington
Director General
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Invited
9:25 am
Homes England: Working with the Government’s Housing Accelerator
  • Unlocking & enabling land in order to accelerate the construction of new homes
  • Launching the housing delivery fund to support small and medium sized developers
  • Increasing construction productivity in order to speed up house-building and meet growing demand
  • Supporting smaller builders and promoting high quality homes in order to drive market resilience
Tom Walker
Tom Walker
Deputy CEO
Homes England
Invited
9:45 am
A word from the regulators; What do we mean by ‘good housing’?
  • Changing the context for social housing regulation
  • Examining the regulator’s consumer regulation work
  • Increasing transparency and governance
  • Understanding the committee’s key principles for change and outcomes
Fiona MacGregor
Fiona MacGregor
Chief Executive
Regulator of Social Housing
Invited
10:05 am
Building excellent engagement and cementing tenant relationships through digitalization
  • Showcasing the advantages of introducing digital automation to Housing Associations and how can be achieved
  • Understanding the benefits of self-service tenant portals to effectively manage simple tenant enquiries and requests
  • Incorporating PCI-compliant rent collections, combining automation and human interaction for easy and secure payment options that provide varying levels of support based on a tenant’s individual need
  • Integrating emergency communications to overlay your BAU contact systems, ensuring that mass alerts can be activated and you are prepared for every eventuality
Martin Taylor
Martin Taylor
Deputy CEO
Content Guru
Invited
10:25 am
Morning Break, Networking & Exhibition
11:05 am
Afternoon keynote: Brexit & the Housing Crisis
  • Addressing the impact of Brexit on the availability of labour & trade sourcing
  • Discussing the housing sector’s reliance on EU supply chains and protecting the UK’s best interests amidst no-deal fears
  • Preparing for the impact of Brexit on house prices in the private sector and how this affects housing associations
John Penrose MP
John Penrose MP
Minister for Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
Invited
11:25 am
The Hackitt Review on Building Regulations; implications for regulation, safety & procedure
  • Discussing the Government’s commitment to take forward Judith Hackitt’s proposals; creating a stronger and more effective regulatory framework to improve building safety
  • Examining the immediate and longer-term changes needed to improve the safety of residential tower blocks, and how these can be applied across the wider construction industry
  • Understanding the need for additional safety procedures over and above cladding regulations, including fire risk assessments and evacuation procedures
Jonathan O’Neill
Jonathan O’Neill
Managing Director
Fire Protection Association
Invited
Peter Caplehorn
Peter Caplehorn
Policy Director
Construction Products Association
Invited
Sarah Stevenson-Jones
Sarah Stevenson-Jones
Vice Chairman
National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group
Invited
Elaine Bailey
Elaine Bailey
Chief Executive
Hyde Housing & Member of the Industry Safety Steering Group
Invited
1:05 pm
Lunch, Networking & Exhibitions